2019-09-13 21:15:00 EDT
The Miami Marlins and San Francisco Giants meet Friday in MLB action at Oracle Park.
The Miami Marlins need a win after losing six of their last seven games. The Marlins have scored 10 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last 10 games. The Miami Marlins have split their last eight games when scoring four or more runs. Starlin Castro leads the Marlins with 153 hits and 78 RBI while Miguel Rojas and Brian Anderson have combined for 240 hits and 104 RBI. Sandy Alcantara gets the ball, and he is 5-12 with a 4.04 ERA and 131 strikeouts this season. Alcantara is 0-0 with a 1.35 ERA and four strikeouts in his career against the Giants.
The San Francisco Giants need a win after losing eight of their last 12 games. The Giants have scored 10 runs in their last three games and three or less runs in seven of their last 11 games. The San Francisco Giants have lost seven of their last eight games when scoring three or less runs. Kevin Pillar leads the Giants with 144 hits and 79 RBI while Brandon Belt and Evan Longoria have combined for 216 hits and 120 RBI. Tyler Beede gets the ball, and he is 4-9 with a 5.33 ERA and 96 strikeouts this season. This will be Beede’s second career game against the Marlins.
The Marlins are 21-46 in their last 67 during game 1 of a series, 27-72 in their last 99 road games and 1-5 in Alcantara’s last 6 road starts. The Giants are 10-3 in their last 13 Friday games, 1-4 in their last 5 during game 1 of a series and 2-8 in their last 10 home games. The Marlins are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in San Francisco and 11-5 in the last 16 meetings. The over is 5-2-1 in Giants last 8 overall. The under is 3-1-1 in Alcantara’s last 5 starts overall.
Alcantara has allowed seven hits and four runs in his last 16 innings, and he has a 3.79 ERA and .224 allowed batting average on the road. Beede has allowed nine hits and three runs in his last nine innings, and he has a 4.65 ERA and .270 allowed batting average at home. I’m not trying to bet on either of these teams at this point in the season, but I do think Alcantara is a better pitcher than Beede, and we’re getting plus money with the Marlins. The Giants have shown us all month that it’s probably not wise to back them in the favorite role, as this club has clearly packed it in for the offseason. If forced to pick, I want plus money on my side.